re: choir stuff. so i'm not totally incompetent at basic musicianship right now. still kind of terrible. I'd give myself a... middle C?
Somebody posted a Hegel gif on the internets: http://i.imgur.com/jD1MLei.jpg It made me wonder semi-seriously: what would Kierkegaard say in response? This is a legitimate objection, in my mind, to a lot of the modern rhetoric of liberty. Sure, it is formally an ad hominem, but an ad hominem is not intrinsically fallacious. It is only fallacious when it is a non sequitur.
Even so: when levied against a typical libertarian, they are not the class that benefits from those private interests, they are typically low-wealth and low-power internet commenters who have bought into the great liberty swindle, in my own terribly unbiased reading. So we should be careful not to be logically rude blah blah blah DAMN THE TROLLPEDOES FULL SPEED AHEAD.
okay, i started to listen to the video about the music, so far i'm all like whatevs. srsly, this is like an hour of bullshitting with friends and then condensing it down. i spent the entire time thinking, "wait, when's the interesting part?"
I just find it so amusing that the libertarians I run into find the State to be such an oppressive institution - "I didn't sign up for a social contract" - but don't have any such problem with the institution of property rights - though I certainly don't recall signing up for this system of property rights. Maybe I'm just running into low quality libertarians. And I've been ideologically biased against libertarianism since the K5 days, so that's an entire decade.
the latest Futurama episodes have been okay. I approve. I'm not terribly broken up about the idea of ending the show, though. all good things must come to an end, sic tranit gloria mundi, but it's better to go out on an okay note than push it past its expiration. the calculon episode was pretty great.
breaking bad is also doing pretty well. the wifing unit gave up during season 2 because she hated the characters, but i showed her a couple scenes from the latest episode because i knew she'd appreciate it. it's good stuff. they acted the shit out of that last scene.
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